MARK CHRISTOPHER GARRETT
Mark Christopher Garrett was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1969
He grew up in the U.S.A. (N.C., N.Y., TX, FL, VA, MD); Canada (Oshawa, Toronto) & Mexico (Cuernavaca, Monte Casino, Taxco, Tepozlan, D.F.)
While in Mexico he studied piano and art at Bellas Artes while attending Escuela Secudaria Federal School at Froilan Paroquin Garcia (El Numero Uno), he attended second session which was from 2pm - 8pm and was recognized for being the first American to attend that Federal School. Upon returning to the United States Mark Christopher Garrett was accepted into the inception year of the Artistically Talented Program at Gibbs Senior High School.
Mark Christopher Garrett was given a Congressional Award for Artistic Discovery by Florida Congressman Bill Young. He has performed Solo Piano at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico, and given many pianoforte recitals across America.
His Visual Art has hung around the globe from the White House in Washington D.C. (Reagan years), to Fortune 500 companies, as well as private & individual collectors from around the world.
After graduating Mark Christopher Garret began his entreprenureal journey and wiith the help of his uncle opened his first business, screen printing and firing ceramic tile as well as screen printing multiple substrates such as glass, wood, metal and of course textiles.
Due to immediate family personal reasons he shut that business down.
He then moved to Tallahassee Florida where he would work for a local print shop where he met his wife Sharon.
The two of them opened up their own Printing and Advertising Company, got married, raised 3 kids with a 4th already off to college and during all this Mark Christopher Garrett voluntered at the Asthma and Allergy Center for over 10 years.
Due to changes in land usage laws, Mark Christopher Garrett and his wife decided a change of pace was in order so they opened up a little Diner on Highway 231 in Alford Florida called, M.C. Garretts, aka the Alligator Pit , where they specialized in Pulled Pork BBQ, and Slow Cooked Alligator. Adding to that menu was Mark Christopher Garrett's own recipe line of homemade ice cream.
The Diner had a 4.5 Stars out of 5 on google reviews when the Garrett's shut it down.
Tragically, hurricane Michael hit and the family was negatively affected both at their personal residence as well as at the restaurant.
Since then Mark Christopher Garrett has authored and published over 25 books, mostly short stories and childrens books.
Looking to give back and pay it forward Mark Christopher Garrett is setting up a Global Charitable Foundation, "World Peace Music Box".
After heavy debate, Candidate Mark Christopher Garrett Officially entered politics September 16, 2021 when he registered to run for Florida's 2nd District Congressional Seat in the 2022 Election.
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